Grand Opening of Cafés at DPL!
Bayside Celebrates the Opening of Cafés at the Davenport Public Library Branches!
The Davenport Public Library is pleased to announce a new café opening at its Eastern Avenue Branch (6000 Eastern Avenue) and Fairmount Branch (3000 N. Fairmount Street) libraries. Bayside Café is the new café at the library and will have a special celebration on Monday, September 17 at the Eastern Avenue Branch & Tuesday, September 18 at the Fairmount Branch, both at 11:30 a.m.
The special celebration will include Davenport Public Library’s official mascot, Libby Librarydog; Rascal from the Quad Cities River Bandits; a bounce house; book signings by local authors, Jill Esbaum and Linda Smith Kortmeyer; the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors; and elected officials. Bayside Café brings patrons and residents of Davenport the unique flavors of Bayside’s food and wonderful smoothies.
Bayside café is owned by LaTisha Howlett of Bayside Smoothies and More, located at 2730 West Locust Street and is a concessionaire at the Quad Cities River Bandits. The shop will open daily, Monday through Saturday, 30 minutes before the library opens and will close 15 minutes before the library closes. For a list of library hours, visit www.davenportlibrary.com.
For more information, please contact LaWanda Roudebush at 563-326-7832.
Coffee and Census (and Catwoman)
1940 was a huge year in the world of comic books; it marked the debut of Catwoman. The alter-ego of Selina Kyle, Catwoman is a skilled burglar and sometimes love interest of Batman. While certainly not a hero, she is also not quite a villain either. Catwoman’s ambiguous role is illustrated by her ranking #11 on IGN’s list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains and #20 on IGN’s list of the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.
Find out if there are any crazy cat ladies in your family tree at “Coffee and Census.” Join the Davenport Public Library in celebration of the release of the 1940 Federal Census Population schedules on April 2nd, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center (321 Main Street). The National Archives will be releasing the schedules electronically at 8:00 a.m. This will be the very first time this information is being seen by anyone other than National Archives staff for nearly 72 years! You’ll be provided coffee, computers, and as much assistance in using the online schedules as the Special Collections staff can offer.
This special event is free, but space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 563-326-7902.
New Coffee Shop for Fairmount Street Library
The Davenport Public Library is pleased to announce a brand new coffee shop opening at its Fairmount Street location. “Cams Coffee Shop” is the new coffee vendor at the library, bringing patrons and residents on the west side of Davenport the highly desirable Seattle’s Best Coffee. Also featured at the shop will be fresh-made cinnamon rolls and cookies, Italian sodas, and other delicious drinks. The shop will open daily, Monday through Saturday, at 7 a.m., for the morning commute. It will keep the same closing hours as the library. For a list of library hours, visit www.davenportlibrary.com.
Scott and Kathy Cameron, the owners of Cams, are very familiar with what it takes to run a successful shop. They currently operate the Starbuck’s franchise located at the St. Ambrose University Book Store.
LaWanda Roudebush, library director, is thrilled with the chosen lessee. “Having a strong brand name like Seattle’s Best Coffee, early commuter hours, and excellent pastries will really be a draw to our already booming library.”
The Camerons were chosen as the new vendors by the Library Board of Directors at their December board meeting.
Cams Coffee Shop will open during the first week of January, with a special grand opening in the works for later in the month. For more information, please contact LaWanda Roudebush at 563-326-7832.